Once you research their work, choose a song lyric, poem or book passage that you want to illustrate using the photo composite technique. It cannot be something that you would see ordinarily, such as two people walking down the hall holding hands. Think of fantasy/ dream like images, made up of ten+ photographs. You can use a combination of your images and from the web, but at least 75% of the images must be yours. If you use images from the web, be sure to save them as large quality images- the tutorial is here. You may also use your phone outside of class to take images for the project.
Your finished piece must use a plethora of techniques that we learned in class, such as blending, layer masks, changes of scale, duplication, etc. You can also do things like use multiple exposures in the camera, slow shutter speed for a ghost like effect, fast shutter speed for floating/ water, change the color of something, make someone levitate or be invisible, etc. I want you to go beyond just cutting and pasting things onto a background and really challenge yourself. If there's anything you don't know how to do but you're interested in doing, there's probably a video tutorial for it on youtube, Adobe tv or https://design.tutsplus.com/categories/photo-effects (a good place to look for inspiration too!).
I'm very excited to see what my students come up with!
Graded based on:
Time on task- 5 points
came to class on time, off cell phone, not wandering around room, asking questions when needed, diligently working
Prep work- 5 points
came up with three ideas and filled in sheet entirely, brought in props/ costume for styled shoot
Photographs- 5 points
all photographs in focus, not pixellated, not too bright/ dark, no dust in sky, 10 or more photos used
Craftsmanship- 5 points
used at least 4 techniques used in class, challenged self, learned a new technique, final project "works", final piece makes sense of what the original passage was from
Creativity- 5 points
Final piece creative, not something you would see ordinarily walking down the street, not a copy of a work from the artist, whimsical